Nelson Mandela University NMU NSFAS Lists Approved Students 2023/2024. NSFAS is cognisant of the fact that students may be concerned that the current pandemic will affect the allocation of their funding. We can firmly confirm that NSFAS is implementing measures to ensure that payments and processing of applications is not affected. We will continue to focus on ensuring business continuity and adequate support for our stakeholders who require assistance during this time.
Clients, students, and applicants are encouraged to engage NSFAS on the online platforms prior to attempting to call the Contact Centre.
Nelson Mandela University NMU NSFAS Lists Approved Students 2023/2024
NSFAS will also limit local travel for all NSFAS employees. Government and business stakeholders will preferably be contacted using alternative channels of engagement as and when required. We will continue to communicate with the public through our online platforms to provide the latest funding progress updates.
What is The National Student Financial Aid Scheme? (NSFAS)
NSFAS was established in terms of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Act 56 of 1999)
The mission statement is made up of three well-defined elements, which describe why NSFAS exists and its impact on the people it serves:
- NSFAS exists to provide financial aid to eligible students at public TVET colleges and public universities;
- NSFAS identifies eligible students, provides bursaries and collects past student loan repayments to replenish the funds available for future generations of students; and,
- NSFAS supports access to, and success in, higher education and training for students from poor and working-class families who would otherwise not be able to afford to study.
NSFAS Applications for the 2023 academic year have closed. 2023 NSFAS application dates will be communicated on all NSFAS social media platforms and on www.nsfas.org.za
NSFAS students and prospective NSFAS students are required to open and regularly check their myNSFAS accounts for NSFAS funding-related information.
What does the bursary cover?
- Transport (up to 40 km from the institution)
- Living allowance
- Book allowances
- Incidental/personal care allowance
- Funded students with disabilities need to submit claims for Assistive Devices and Human Support directly to the university’s Student Support Services/Financial Aid office.
Who qualifies for NSFAS funding?
- All South African citizens
- All SASSA grant recipients
- Applicants whose combined household income is not more than R350 000 per annum
- Persons with a disability with a combined household income not more than R600 000 per annum
- Students who have started studying before 2018 whose household income is not more than R122 000 per annum
NSFAS funded students who have a disability are further supported through an additional allowance.
Please contact the Disability Unit or Financial Aid Office at your university for assistance.
Below are the Additional Allowances;
- Medical Assessment: Limited to one assessment for the duration of the qualification and on request by the Disability Unit/ Student Support
- Assistive Devices: Limited to one Assistive Device for the duration of the study.
- Human Support: To cover for the cost of a caregiver, guide dog, scribe, tutor or sign language interpreter
To log into your myNSFAS go to www.nsfas.org.za, go to the myNSFAS tab and follow the login process explained on screen.
The following alternative communication channels will be available from 08h30 to 17h00, Monday to Friday.
- • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- • Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme
- • Twitter: myNSFAS
- • Instagram: myNSFAS
Our Toll-Free number is: 08000 67327